Ofsted hail school as outstanding

PUPILS and staff at Thorne Academy are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors declared the school “outstanding”.

Inspectors visited Trinity Academy earlier this month to interview staff and students, observe lessons and evaluate the results of parent and student questionnaires.

Inspector Clive Moss reported: “A combination of outstanding care, guidance and support, an extensive and varied curriculum and teaching that is predominantly good, results in the students making exceptional progress over the course of their time at the academy.”

He said attainment was “close to being high” and the rate of increase was consistently much better than the rate of improvement nationally.

The report said further improvement however, in the quality of teaching and learning was still needed.

Ian Brew, Principal of Trinity Academy, said: “Education for young people aged 11-18 in this community has come on a quite a journey since the idea of an Academy was first mooted for Thorne and Moorends.

“We built a superb new building and brought together a team of exceptional teaching and support staff.

“An immense amount of hard work has been put into this transformation, which I believe shows just what is possible.

“This community now knows it has the very best, although we are not complacent and will continue to push us on towards even better things.”